Travis Howe

Architecture and Design

travis@travishowe.net 

KAPSARC

Saudi Arabia

2009

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

A research center for petroleum energy in Saudi Arabia, the project is a series of facilities wrapped in a louvered high-performance skin. The center is oriented along the east/west axis allowing the south facade to both shield and capture the harsh desert sun through integrated photovoltaic panels, and the north to open up to the prevailing desert wind for passive cooling.